A friend of mine writes nonfiction. She has just turned her latest book in, and is now going through a grueling process of having the fact-checkers at her publishers go through every word and every minute of recorded interviews. As for me, I write my memoirs. Is this fiction? No, not really. Is this nonfiction? … Continue reading Why I like writing fiction better than writing nonfiction
Laurie R. Kings Blog – Coincidence – April 20, 2011 07:25.
My feeling is that theres no such thing as nonfiction. Everything is fiction, because in the moment someone tries to relate an experience of what happened to them, its gone. The reality that was felt at the moment is almost impossible to describe. Its one reason why there are writers, to come close to how … Continue reading qotd: There’s No Such Thing As Nonfiction
Image by the queen of subtle via Flickr Ideally, in even a very large and sprawling novel, which David Foster Wallace‘s Infinite Jest certainly is, all the parts of the book are necessary to the whole. The sum of the whole is greater than the accumulation of its parts, etc. This is emphasized in the … Continue reading Infinite Jest: How a book should work